EcoR1 Capital

EcoR1 Capital

An investment management and venture capital firm that was founded in 2012 and headquartered in San Francisco, California investing in science-based technology companies.

EcoR1 Capital is a San Francisco-based venture capital company that also offers investment management services. It is named after the restriction enzyme of the same name that led to major advances in the biomedical field. It states that it focuses on biomedical companies that are developing treatments for untreated diseases.

The firm invests in both early and late-stage funding rounds for its portfolio companies. It has made more than 41 investments and has had 24 exits. EcoR1 Capital raised three funds between 2017 and 2019, totaling more than $400 million.

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Funded Companies

Company
Description
Industry
Website
Location
Intellia Therapeutics

Intellia Therapeutics is a biotechnology company founded in 2014, based in Cambridge, MA that develops biopharmaceuticals using CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing technology.

A biotechnology company developing drugs and treatments to diminish negative health effects associated with aging.

Sage Therapeutics is a biopharmaceutical company founded by Douglas Covey and Steven Paul in 2010 and headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts focused on the discovery and development of medicines to address central nervous system disorders.

Magenta Therapeutics is a biotechnology company using stem cells to develop cellular therapies for immune and blood-based diseases.

AlloVir (formerly ViraCyte) is a company that develops cell therapies for patients suffering from life-threatening virus-associated diseases.

Relay Therapeutics is a Cambridge, Massachusetts-based developer of an allosteric drug-discover platform that is intended to apply computational techniques to protein motion.

Solid Biosciences is a Cambridge, Massachusetts-based biotechnology company focused on solving Duchenne muscular dystrophy.

Prevail Therapeutics is a New York City-based biotechnology company and a wholly owned subsidiary of Eli Lilly and Company.

Silverback Therapeutics is a Seattle-based biopharmaceutical company developing ImmunoTAC therapies targeting previously inaccessible disease pathways.

Scorpion Therapeutics is a Boston-based company founded in 2020.

Neogene Therapeutics, Inc. is a New York-based company founded in 2018.

Atara Biotherapeutics is a South San Francisco, California-based company founded in 2012 by Isaac Ciechanover.

ORIC Pharmaceuticals is a South San Francisco, California-based company.

Accent Therapeutics is a Lexington, Massachusetts-based company.

Flex Pharma is a Boston-based company founded by Eric Boutin.

Kezar Life Sciences is a South San Francisco, California-based company.

Neurogene is a New York-based company.

Scholar Rock is a Cambridge, Massachusetts-based company.

Morphic Therapeutic is a Waltham, Massachusetts-based company.

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People

Name
Role
LinkedIn

Oleg Nodelman

Founder and Portfolio Manager

Sarah Marriott

COO and CCO

Further reading

Title
Author
Link
Type
Date

Institutional Top Ideas: EcoR1 Capital

Jonathan Faison

Web

June 12, 2018

Documentaries, videos and podcasts

Title
Date
Link

Companies

Company
CEO
Location
Products/Services

Accent Therapeutics

Biotechnology

Aldila Therapeutics

Biotechnology

Anagin

Biotechnology

Arcus Biosciences

Biotechnology

Atara Biotherapeutics

Biotechnology

Atreca

Biotechnology

aTyr Pharma

Biotechnology

Avidity Nanomedicines

Biotechnology

Clementia

Biotechnology

Codiak Biosciences

Biotechnology

Collegium Pharmaceutical

Biotechnology

Denali Therapeutics

Biotechnology

Editas Medicine

Biotechnology

Flex Pharma

Biotechnology

Gossamer Bio

Biotechnology

Intellia Therapeutics

Biotechnology

Kezar Life Sciences

Biotechnology

Kindred Biosciences

Biotechnology

Kura Oncology

Biotechnology

Magenta Therapeutics

Biotechnology

Metacrine

Biotechnology

Morphic Therapeutic

Biotechnology

Nabriva Therapeutics

Biotechnology

Naurex

Biotechnology

Omniox

Biotechnology

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